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Lan connection dhcp/ip

by Albin7L / December 6, 2012 4:02 PM PST

Ive had this problem with my connection for two months now. I have my cable directly connected to my pc and ive tested several pcs and a router and i get the same issue.

The thing is that sometimes when im on the internet the connection drops, but the connection guide always say its connected. I suspect something is wrong with the dhcp adress, the ip im dupposed to get from the lan connection.

Yesterday i ran ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew and got my internet running for hours again and the internets speed is stable. Sometimes i cant use the connection for hours and even using ip release doesnt work.

Another thing ive done so many times is removig the cable from the wall then put it in again i guess to give my computer a new ip. Sometimes this help (i guess this is the same thing pretty much as ip renew)

The operator think its something wrong with my equipment (which it isnt, tested sesveral cables and computers). The technician didnt know what was wrong either.

And as i said the connection is always shown as active.
Anyone else ever had a similar problem?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2012 12:34 AM PST
In reply to: Lan connection dhcp/ip

But given the vagueness I can't guess what's up either.

You don't want to know what it was last time. The user had made their own cable and didn't get the wire pairs right. It took months to find it.

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This sounds
by WaCableTech / December 7, 2012 11:13 PM PST
In reply to: Lan connection dhcp/ip

like a bad Ethernet cable with an intermittent connection on the wire or ends. Usually you just replace the Ethernet cable. Sometimes its a pin inside the port at the modem or computer and they have to be replaced [just the port on the computer not the whole computer unless its under warranty].

For kicks, try going to and check the modem logs, see if there are any errors or anything that seems to go along with the times you lose the connection..

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